Career Services


The Career Services Office is an important resource for our students. Our goal is to educate and empower students in their professional development and to assist them during each phase of the career-search process. Our individualized and proactive approach is geared toward helping students identify and obtain meaningful professional and practical experience that is well suited to their interests and skills. An Ave Maria legal education provides a strong foundation for any number of career goals. We help students prepare for their careers with a commitment to the highest ethical and moral standards by making choices consistent with that commitment.



Luncheon in Tampa: The Career Services Office hosted a lunch break for recent graduates who were taking the bar in Tampa; Dean Milhizer was also there to support them.



Dress for Success: Tom Monaghan, the Founder of AMSL, spoke to students about the importance of dress.



JAG Presentation: The Military Law Society has a strong presence at AMSL and each year at least one branch of the armed forces offers a presentation to students on the current application process and the JAG experience.



General Practice, Solo & Small Firm Presentation: Attorneys from the General Practice, Solo & Small Firm section of the Florida Bar presented to AMSL students and alumni.



Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Panel: Attorneys from the Real Property, Probate & Trust Law section of the Florida Bar presented to an apt audience of AMSL students and alumni, with Prof. Holtz moderating the panel.



Orientation: Career Services hosted a networking training and reception during Orientation. First year students had an opportunity to develop their networking skills and meet AMSL students, faculty and staff as well as members of the local legal community.



Second Annual Government and Public Interest Fair: Attorneys from local, state and federal agencies and organizations visited Ave Maria School of Law to participate in our information fair and speak to students about opportunities in government and public interest.



Mock Interviews: AMSL students happily await their mock interview appointment with local practitioners and judges.



Mock Interviews: Attorneys and judges from Southwest Florida came to the Ave Maria School of Law campus to help AMSL students grow their job interview skills.



Blackstone Panel: Current students who were Blackstone Fellows shared their insights on the Blackstone application process.